Screen 20 million children by 2020.
The Void In Care
In the United States, the most prevalent disabling childhood conditions are vision disorders including amblyopia, strabismus, and significant refractive errors.¹ Early detection increases the likelihood of effective treatment; however, less than 15% of all preschool children receive an eye exam, and less than 22% of preschool children receive some type of vision screening.
This is where we come in.
We envision everyone seeing everything life has to offer.
Where children, adults, and health care providers are never in the dark because innovative technology detects correctable vision disorders while they can still be treated.
Where prevention prevails, healthcare costs diminish, and everyone everywhere has access to affordable care.
We foresee a future where everyone can see what they’re capable of.
On a mission to screen 20 million children by 2020
We prevent permanent vision loss by allowing pediatricians to detect vision risks in children who are too young for a visual acuity test.
We make vision screening possible by making it affordable and easy to integrate.
Founder Dr. David Huang
Dr. Huang is the Peterson Professor of Ophthalmology and a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Oregon Health and Science University. He is co-inventor of optical coherence tomography (OCT). He has 16 issued patents and 14 pending patents in the areas of OCT, mobile health testing, tissue engineering and corneal laser surgery. He has been the principal investigator of five National Institutes of Health research grants totaling over $20 million. He has published more than 170 peer-reviewed articles and edited six books.
Our Medical Advisory Board
Renowned pediatrician and father of four, Dr. Alan Greene, graduated from Princeton University and received his MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco.
He is the Founder of DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as “the pioneer physician Web site”, the creator of KidGlyphs, an iPhone app that uses graphics, spoken words, and text to help children communicate beyond their verbal skills and teach them both reading and memory skills, and the Chief Medical Officer of Scanadu.
Pamela F. Gallin, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the highest ranking female surgeon at NY Presbyterian where she is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology in Pediatrics at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY Presbyterian and The Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of Columbia University Medical Center.
She is Director Emeritus of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus and the Fight For Sight Children’s Eye Clinic after 25 years as Director.
Dr. Sean Donahue is currently associate professor at Vanderbilt University in the Department of Ophthalmology, with a joint-appointments in Pediatrics and Neurology. He is also director of the Ophthalmology Residency Training Program, director of the Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Unit, director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Fellowship and medical director of the Tennessee Lions Eye Center for Children at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. He was recently named chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology.
Practices Using GoCheck Kids
Thousands of pediatricians in 43 states have joined our mission.
Join Our Mission
School nurses play a critical role in protecting children’s vision by performing vision screening during the earliest years of school. Early screening can detect vision problems that may cause learning impairment or permanent vision loss when they can be treated.
Pediatric Ophtomology Ambassadors
GoCheck Kids Ambassadors play a vital role in helping educate pediatric healthcare professionals about the critical importance of comprehensive vision screening to prevent permanent vision loss in children.